Thandika Mkandawire

Professor Thandika Mkandawire is a Professor of African Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Department of International Development. Professor Mkandawire is also the Former Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Development Research in Copenhagen. He earned his B.A and M.A in Economics from Ohio State University.

His interests are mostly in development theory, economic and social policy, as well as the political economy in developing countries with regard to Africa.


Representative Publications: 

Mkandawire, Thandika, 2004. “Disempowering New Democracies and the Persistence of Poverty,” in Globalisation, Poverty and Conflict. Max Spoor ed. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 117-53.

Mkandawire, Thandika, 2002. “The Terrible Toll of Post-Colonial “Rebel Movements” in Africa: Toward an Explanation of the Violence Against the Peasantry.” JMAS, 40:2, pp. 181-215.

Mkandawire, Thandika, 2001. “African Intellectuals and Nationalism in the Changing Global Context.” Australasian Review of of African Studies, xxiii:1.

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